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10-Minute One Pan Seafood in Pesto Sauce

One Pot Seafood in Pesto Sauce is a stew made with fresh cod fillets and shrimp cooked in store-bought pesto sauce. It takes about 10 minutes to cook and makes a comforting weeknight meal!
Course:Main Course
Keywords:one pot meals, one pot seafood, quick meals, seafood pesto, seafood stew
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories463 kcal
Cost $ 4.00 per person


  • pot or pan


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 pound fresh cod fillets thawed and pat dry
  • 12 oz large cooked shrimp thawed and pat dry, peeled and tail-off
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • Fresh juice of 1 large lemon
  • 3/4 cup store-bought pesto sauce
  • 1 can quartered artichokes drained, 14 oz
  • 6-8 Kalamata olives
  • 4 slices lemon
  • Chopped parsley optional


  • Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large no-stick skillet. Cook minced garlic for about 60 seconds, stirring occasionally. Do not let brown! Remove cooked garlic from the pan with a slotted spoon and reserve.
  • Season the cod fillets and shrimp with salt and pepper. Reserve shrimp.
  • Add cod fillets to the skillet and let cook still over medium heat for about 4 minutes. Pour lemon juice over cod fillets, add the seasoned shrimp, and pesto sauce; let cook for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the artichoke and olives, and let cook for about 1 minute. Garnish with slices of lemon on top. Serve while still hot with a sprinkle of chopped parsley if desired. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

  • Side dish suggestions: pasta, creamy polenta, rice, mashed potatoes, quinoa, steamed or roasted low carb vegetables.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Freeze for up to 3 months. Pesto may separate once heated. 


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 267mg | Sodium: 2179mg | Potassium: 778mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1006IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 252mg | Iron: 3mg
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